Day 26: Hand Lettered Quote
Hi, this is Erik Marinovich, and this is 28 To Make. Today's project, we are doing a lettering piece, and this lettering piece is gonna be the phrase, (paper crinkles) keep smiling. What I love about lettering is that it's something to jumpstart everyone's creativity. You can do it while you're riding on the train, you don't wanna pay attention in class, you can do it a little on your binder paper. It's just something that's easy to get started on. It's a great start to kind of kick off a creative project, so the phrase keep smiling, is that, life is pretty great, and there's time where it's not, but we also to have remind ourselves just to keep smiling, 'cause even on our worst days, they're still pretty good. And what's great about doing this is that you can do it on any size, I've just picked this tracing paper because I have it here, but you can do it on a scale that's maybe more comfortable. You can do something even tinier. You can paint it, whatever. And it doesn'...
t have to be a brush script, I think it's more of just the activity of lettering out the phrase, and also, one thing I wanna emphasize is that you can definitely pull apart the phrase keep smiling, so it doesn't have to be just in a script, like I mentioned, it could be in block lettering, it could be bubble lettering, it's how you interpret that phrase. There can even be illustration involved. I want you to basically carry out what the phrase means to you using letters that you're comfortable drawing in, and again, take 20 minutes, I think, just starting and finish is an achievement in itself, but setting yourself to that 20 minute deadline is really helpful, because I know for myself is that I can do this all day, so it's nice to actually put a cap on it and just be done. Another thing, too, is I want everybody to document it, it would be nice to share how everyone else, like I said, interprets the word or the phrase keep smiling. And when you do, make sure to hashtag 28toMake. (bright music)